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August 28, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Who needs lemonade?

I’m one of the gazillion parents looking forward to next week, when our darling children go back to school and we get to go back to the business of doing business — without wondering how we’re going to entertain the kids. Actually, Nate’s been pretty good this week, hanging with his homeboys (and girls), playing (a little too much) Mario Kart and behaving when I give him the evil-eye — the one that translates as “Don’t bug me! I’m on a work phone-call!” Then, about an hour ago, he told me he was going outside to pick blackberries. And a while later he came into my office and asked, “Mom, how do you spell produce?” Face in the computer, hard at work, I told him: P-R-O-D-U-C-E. And the next thing you know, I looked out the front window to find this:

Good thing he’s cute, because he’d pulled up my baby mesclun greens and just-barely-big-enough French breakfast radishes! I didn’t have the heart to tell him the apples and plums were hard as rocks, but my neighbor Yvonne just stopped by and bought a bunch of P-R-O-D-U-C-E, leaving a nice “tip” for junior. She owes me: I once bought a couple of actual rocks from her son’s lonesome “roadside stand” — back when the high school senior was in kindergarten.

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